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 Do Place Cells Guide Spatial Behaviors?

Etienne Save and Bruno Poucet

in Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323245
eISBN:
9780199869268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323245.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reviews relevant data on the relationships between place cell firing and animals' spatial behavior. Evidence suggests that there is an interaction between place cells and behavior. Two ... More


Neurobiology of spatial behavior

David F. Sherry and Jennifer S. Hoshooley

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter investigates the structural aspects of the avian brain, and how this can influence spatial memory. Using cross-species comparisons within the Paridae and comparing Parids to other ... More


Order in space: geography as a discipline in distance

Ron Johnston

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The 1960s saw a series of major changes in geographical practice in Britain, which interacted with similar changes in North America, where they started in the mid-1950s. To some, these constituted a ... More


The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

K.J. Jeffery (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book explores the relationship between cellular processes and animal behaviour. It does this by focusing on the domain of navigation, bringing together scientists from either side of the ... More


What Does Theoretical Neuroscience Have to Offer the Study of Behavioral Development?: Insights from a Dynamic Field Theory of Spatial Cognition

John P. Spencer, Vanessa R. Simmering, Anne R. Schutte, and Gregor Schöner

in The Emerging Spatial Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195189223
eISBN:
9780199848096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189223.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the dynamic field theory (DFT) of spatial cognition, which is grounded in a rich understanding of brain–behavior ... More


The neural basis for a sense of direction: head direction neurons

Paul A. Dudchenko

in Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter opens with a description of the discovery of head direction cells. It also describes grid cells — a remarkable type of spatially tuned neuron that fires in a grid-like pattern within any ... More


The head direction system and navigation

Paul A. Dudchenko

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter offers an overview of the basic properties of head direction (HD) cells. It then outlines data on a central, unanswered question about the head direction system: what is its function? It ... More


A role for the hippocampus in dead reckoning: an ethological analysis using natural exploratory and food-carrying tasks

Douglas G. Wallace, Dustin J. Hines, Joanna H. Gorny, and Ian Q. Whishaw

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter considers an ethological approach to the investigation of path integration by exploring a laboratory homing task, on a holeboard maze, that mimics the natural foraging conditions of wild ... More


Spatial coding in the hippocampal formation: input, information type, plasticity, and behaviour

Colin Lever, Francesca Cacucci, Tom Wills, Stephen Burton, Alastair McClelland, Neil Burgess, and John O’Keefe

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter takes an analytical approach to the construction of place fields in order to explore what information the cells receive and from which areas, and how they piece this together to produce ... More


Studies of the neural basis of human navigation and memory

Tom Hartley, John A. King, and Neil Burgess

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter explores spatial navigation in humans, but it goes a step further and argues that a system also forms the basis for the human capacity for episodic memory. It discusses some attempts to ... More


Foraging

Ian Q. Whishaw

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses foraging behavior in rats. It describes eating behavior, food protection and theft, food carrying, and some aspects of their neural control. The rich array of behaviors related ... More


The representation of spatial context

Michael I. Anderson, Robin Hayman, Subhojit Chakraborty, and Kathryn J. Jeffery

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter describes evidence that the place cells are themselves also responsive to nongeometric stimuli, such as the colour and odour of an environment — stimuli that give an environment its ... More


Behavioural and Neural Aspects of Learning and Memory

J. R. Krebs and G. Horn (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521983
eISBN:
9780191688492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521983.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The topics discussed in this volume have been chosen to represent studies in which both behavioural and neurobiological analysis have been emphasized. They include work on behavioural and neural ... More


Reading cognitive and other maps: how to avoid getting buried in thought

Robert Biegler

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter takes a theoretical look at the question of how a place cell ensemble could be of functional use to an animal. It illustrates that representing one's own location is just the start of ... More


Do animals use maps?

Sue Healy, Zoë Hodgson, and Victoria Braithwaite

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter takes an ethological perspective and describes the advantages and disadvantages that having a cognitive map would confer upon an animal. It also explores a range of instances of ... More


Contextual cues and insect navigation

Thomas S. Collett, Karine Fauria, and Kyran Dale

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter looks at the use of non-spatial environmental information in navigation. It specifically concentrates on insects, which prove to have a remarkably elaborate spatial representation, and ... More


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